A special session of the city of California Board of Aldermen was conducted to discuss several items of business and to conduct interviews with several applicants for the office of police chief.
The meeting began with a discussion on how to best enforce the city ordinances which have been changed to begin improvement of the appearance of the city. It was mentioned that there are about 60 properties which are in need of major cleaning up. The discussion included how high the fines should be, or if jail time would be more effective in encouraging the residents to clean their property.
Although those who have had minor infractions pointed out to them have been making the recommended improvements, those properties with major problems have had less, or sometimes nothing done to bring them up to recommended appearance and condition.
In another item of business, the aldermen decided to accept the offer of the city of Odessa for $2 for 18,000 old water meters. Not all have been changed out.
Following the business session, the aldermen went into closed session in order to interview the applicants for police chief. When a decision is made on a new police chief, the information will be released.